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Badek Melayu Kedah Ulu Kakaktua 0421.

Badek Melayu Kedah Ulu Kakatua 0421 – Very good example of a small knife or badek from the northern Malaysian peninsular region of Kedah. Handle is made of ketengga woods and is finely carved in the form of a parrot or kakaktua bird, with the top sheath made of kenaung woods is finely carved in the stylized makara form.. Bottom stem is made from angsana woods.

Very sturdy blade with a single sharp edge and a hexagonal base ferrule, has a shallow fuller or sogokan at the base of the blunt side. These are characteristics of the badek commonly found in the region.

Pattern welded blade is not using contrasting metals which is the norm of the region, and is forged in the mlumah technique of the wos utah or scattered rice variations which is said to enhance the owner’s material well being.

Age:  Krises and other edge weapons from the region are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 8".   Overall length: 11.5".

Price:- US$290 excluding shipping.

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

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